Certificate Programs from the Townsend Institute

The Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine invites you to study directly with Dr. John Townsend and Townsend Institute Fellows who have decades of experience, and know how to bring healing, hope, and restoration through intentional and engaging coursework.  The Townsend Institute has earned a reputation for its relational approach to begin with character growth as a building block for positive change.  The Institute offers an Executive Coaching and Consultation Certificate, an Organizational Leadership Certificate and a Counseling Certificate.

Through the Organizational Leadership Certificate program you will:

  • Grow your leadership toolbox.
  • Extend your effectiveness in your Competence - increasing your skills, strengths and expertise
  • Improve your effectiveness through your Character - those internal abilities that drive your level of competence.
  • Gain highly marketable skills that businesses are seeking in employees.

Through the Counseling Certificate program you will:

  • Understand how treatment goes beyond symptom removal to reshaping the individual, couple, or family, in profound and lasting ways that are transformative.
  • Access the transforming power of relationship, emotions and cognitions by creating experiences that build new character structure.
  • Discover the therapeutic skills that “crack the code” for growth and healing in clients.
  • Gain diagnostic skills to determine which therapeutic approach will be most effective based on a person’s internal character structure.
  • Apply the latest neurological research on the healing process through a biblical lens.
  • Master treatment modalities such as depth psychology, family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment therapy, psychopharmacology, and positive psychology.

Professional Executive Coaching and Consultation Certificate
Advanced Executive Coaching and Consultation Certificate
Professional Organizational Leadership Certificate
Advanced Organizational Leadership Certificate
Professional Counseling Certificate
Advanced Counseling Certificate

Professional Executive Coaching and Consultation Certificate

Not available to students who have completed the Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consultation.
NOTE:  On July 17, 2018 changes were made to the published certificate requirements.

EXCC 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or EXCC 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
EXCC 612Executive Coaching and Character Development3
EXCC 613Developing the Executive Coaching Relationship3
EXCC 617Advanced Consultation Skills3
Total Units12

Advanced Executive Coaching and Consultation Certificate 

Not available to students who have completed the Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consultation.
NOTE:  On July 17, 2018 changes were made to the published certificate requirements.

EXCC 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or EXCC 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
EXCC 612Executive Coaching and Character Development3
EXCC 613Developing the Executive Coaching Relationship3
EXCC 614Advanced Executive Coaching3
EXCC 617Advanced Consultation Skills3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Team Building, Conflict Management and Managing Difficult People3
Leadership and Transformation3
Leadership and Organizational Assessment3
Systems and Project Management3
Creative Strategy Building3
Total Units18

Professional Organizational Leadership Certificate 

Not available to students who have completed the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

ORGL 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or ORGL 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
ORGL 601Organizational Leadership and Character Development3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Building Healthy Culture and Performance3
Leadership Styles, Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence3
Leading Change and Motivation3
Team Building, Conflict Management and Managing Difficult People3
Leadership and Transformation3
Decision Making, Creativity and Problem Solving3
Leadership and Organizational Assessment3
Systems and Project Management3
Total Units12

Advanced Organizational Leadership Certificate 

Not available to students who have completed the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

ORGL 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or ORGL 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
ORGL 601Organizational Leadership and Character Development3
Choose 4 of the following courses:12
Building Healthy Culture and Performance3
Leadership Styles, Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence3
Leading Change and Motivation3
Team Building, Conflict Management and Managing Difficult People3
Leadership and Transformation3
Decision Making, Creativity and Problem Solving3
Leadership and Organizational Assessment3
Systems and Project Management3
Total Units18

Professional Counseling Certificate 

Not available to students who have completed the Master of Arts in Counseling.

COUN 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or COUN 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
COUN 601Human Growth and Development3
COUN 602Theories of Counseling3
COUN 603Clinical Psychopathology and Diagnosis3
Total Units12

Advanced Counseling Certificate 

Not available to students who have completed the Master of Arts in Counseling.

COUN 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or COUN 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
COUN 601Human Growth and Development3
COUN 602Theories of Counseling3
COUN 603Clinical Psychopathology and Diagnosis3
COUN 610Advanced Skills of Mental Health Counseling3
Choose 1 course from the following:3
Theory and Practice of Groups3
Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues3
Foundations and Contextual Dimensions of Mental Health Counseling3
Social and Cultural Foundations3
Theory and Practice of Assessment3
Foundations of Crisis and Trauma Counseling3
Career and Lifestyle Development3
Foundations of Addiction Counseling3
Methods and Practice of Research and Evaluation3
Psychopharmacology3
Foundations of Spiritual Formation and Direction3
Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy3
Level I Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples Therapy3
Level II Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples Therapy3
Foundations of Play Therapy3
Human Sexuality3
Total Units18